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Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:48
Wonderful. Thank you both very much.

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:07

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:06
I bought a load of garden pots from a neighbour who was emigrating. Thought I'd leave them be and see what comes up. Exciting stuff, and will probably lead to several ID help requests on this forum! For now, I do know there's a rhododendron in a large pot which is just starting to sprout new leaves. Would anyone have any advice on how best to care for this? I'm guessing it will be ok to stay in the pot rather than the ground? And the GW email reminder said about giving it some foid round about now. Anything else to do? Thanks

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:22

Thanks both. I'll have a google of them and see if I can spot any in the garden!

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 16:45
This is an odd question, but I've had no success searching the net. Something in my garden, or possibly next door, gives off a very pungent almost musky smell. I've had no luck finding the source of the smell. The only way I can describe it is that it smells like marijuana! I've often wondered if the neighbours are growing it! But I'm assuming probably not.On days like today the smell is very strong in the garden and in the house too if yhe windows are open. It's not especially unpleasant but I am very curious to identify it. And I'd be reassured to know we're not living next door to the local dealers! Any ideas anyone?

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:49

Wonderful. Thank you Fairygirl - you've been such a huge help today!

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:08

Wow! I'll have a look, thanks ever so much.

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:59

That helps hugely! Thank you so much.

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:53

Wonderful, thank you. Yes, I'm hoping to get a new arch or arbour for it to climb over again. I love it so much, and it is obviously a well established plant, so beautiful when we moved here a year ago, so I feel I really should keep it going.

So, if it is a montana it shouldn't be pruned back at all? I've tried to read up on clematis, but get easily confused by the different times for pruning etc. That news would be very welcome indeed!

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:42

Hi all,

I'm hoping any clematis experts can help... I'm about to have my patio done, and unfortunately will have to lose the frame that my clematis sits on. I don't think I'll be able to pull the plant off the frame to temporarily lie on something else, but is that worth a try? Otherwise I think I might have to cut it right back (which I didn't do over winter / spring at all, being new to this...) but I'm worried this will just kill it off completely.

Any ideas of how I might do this without losing the plant? I'm not sure what type of clematis it is, but it's a large one - spreads right over an arbour type frame and has white/pale pink flowers in the spring. If that helps?!

Thanks in advance!

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Rhododendron in pot

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Help with identifying plant by smell.

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Cutting / moving a clematis.

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